Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

Buy Earth-based radio gear instead, says maker of Earth-based radio gear

Google is wasting its time with its aptly named Project Loon and drones. So says Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s CEO.…

BYOD: don’t let the dream turn into a nightmare

Take back control

Most vendors and analysts agree: you can’t avoid BYOD (bring your own device). But despite all the excitement about letting people use whatever smartphones, tablets, convertibles or latest thingamajig they want at work, many businesses are still wary of the BYOD trend.…

Verizon aims legal threat at FCC over net neutrality

Verizon has aimed the threat of litigation against the FCC if it fails to correctly position its next move in the perennial debate of net neutrality. On its policy blog page, Randal Milch, Verizon’s General Counsel said: “whatever the FCC decides about new Net Neutrality rules, the whole thing is headed for another round in court.” […]

ADTRAN to launch commercial G.fast in Q2 2015

Broadband access specialist ADTRAN has revealed it will launch its G.fast product by the end of the second quarter of 2015. The company said it is moving from a technology concept to commercial reality, helping service providers take advantage of existing networks and bypass cost restrictions posed by fibre-to-the-home ((FTTH) implementations. ADTRAN claims G.fast fibre-to-the-distribution-point […]

Half of world’s population on mobile web by 2020 – report

Half of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) will be connected to mobile internet by 2020, according to a report published by the international mobile operator association GSMA. The report, which focuses on digital inclusion and efforts made to connect ‘offline’ populations, said mobile web users in developing countries will double from 1.5 billion in […]

Forget 5G, UK.gov is making 2G fit for the 21st century!

Ministry of Fun gets tough on everything … except NIMBYs

Analysis The government flagged up the biggest shake-up in mobile regulation for 25 years yesterday. Tories who ridiculed Ed Miliband’s intervention in the energy market might need to remove the large wooden beam from their field of vision first.…

HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV. HP claims the cloud-enabled NFV […]

EFF: VPNs will crumble Verizon’s creepy supercookie stalkers

Now that ad networks are jumping on the privacy vulnerability

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says Verizon’s silent supercookies, which always follow subscribers around the internet, are being abused by creepy advertisers to push targeted ads.…